Posted 7:27am on Tue 22 May 2012
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The title says it all.
Yesterday I finished the *Main Questline* for Skyrim. I won't be going into spoilers, but I do love the music when it kicks in against big foes.
Oblivion was relatively short as well for the main questline and Skyrim is probably about the same, though a little bit longer perhaps by a margin. I still have a lot to do in the game! At least I don't have to worry about playing the game for the main story anymore and keep delaying it.
I'll be shifting my attention to Zelda: Skyward Sword soon. I think I have about another 6 to 7 hours probably worth of gameplay to go before I do finish that game.
I'm on top of my backlog as its only Skyward Sword to go for the new games coming in taking my interest.
So, what games have you recently finished?
Posted 8:35am on Tue 22 May 2012
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Funnily enough my most recent finish was Diablo II, and before that it was Star Wars: The Old Republic's main character questline back in February. I reach the conclusion of storylines disturbingly infrequently, which is either attention deficiency or storylines not grabbing me sufficiently.
Posted 8:54am on Tue 22 May 2012
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Most recent finish is Mushroom Wars. A game I would have completely ignored had it not been part of the May PS Plus offerings and it turned out to be rather good. Admittedly I only played it on Easy but these days I just want to enjoy my games without frustration.
Posted 9:55am on Tue 22 May 2012
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Most recent for me was Max Payne 3 just yesterday afternoon.
It feels like a very long game for it's type, or maybe just that you essentially do the same thing all the way through. Either way it was an enjoyable roller coaster of flying lead. A game that grew on me as I progressed through it. The thing that surprised me most though was just how good the game looks. Super detailed environments, impressive environment destruction and brilliant shadows and lighting. Just an all round sexy beast
There really isn't enough there though to entice me to play through again. Nor will I be bothered with the multiplayer even though I've only scratched the surface of that particular part of the game.
Gonna return it come Thursday to pick up my CE of Future Soldier.
Posted 10:20am on Tue 22 May 2012
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Most recently, I got the 4th ending for 999 on DS. I still don't have the main 'one end to rule them all', but at least now I think I have everything in place to finally do it. Being that one of the bad endings is required to turn one of the other bad endings into the true ending. I have to say, never before has any game played with the concept of repeated playthroughs to this extent, and it is actually something worth saluting.
Posted 10:34am on Tue 22 May 2012
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Multiple play through's for different endings is something I've struggled with. I can see the appeal. I can see the reason. But most of the time I just can't bring myself to play the entire game again to get there. Typically the only reason I replay a game is when I haven't picked it up in several months or even years.
I do admire your commitment though. All of you that can't quit until you've drained a title for all it has to offer.
Posted 10:55am on Tue 22 May 2012
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999 does things a little differently. For a start, it isn't possible to take all the routes open to you in any one playthrough, there are three distinct branching points. And even then, a second visit to an area usually reveals more of the overarching plot. For example, there is a gun in one of the rooms. If I let one character into that room without me, they get it and use it in a bad ending. But, if I go in with another character, then it is even worse. My only hope is to try and use my knowledge of these previous bad endings to manipulate things so that I am the one that ends up with the gun, but I honestly don't know if I'll even get that option. Even now, having been through it 4 times, there are rooms I haven't been in. It is quite magnificent!
Posted 10:58am on Tue 22 May 2012
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Captain America - I collected every damnable thing in that game!
Just working my way through Metro2033 at the moment... been meaning to finish that for a long time indeed.
Posted 11:25am on Tue 22 May 2012
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That certainly does sound intriguing. Sounds like a genius way to ensure the dedicated really do experience the game in its entirety.
Sorry for going off topic but even accepting my inability to replay games whether it be for different story arcs or collectables, I realise that I suffer the "fork in the road" complex. For example, get to a major story part with one of two options. I save it just in case I want to reload and explore both. However, thing is, I never do
@ Clockpunk: Thanks for reminding me of yet another title I bought a while back but still haven't finished. Oh my pile of shame. How you taunt me so....
Posted 12:44pm on Tue 22 May 2012